What is the difference between remy and non-remy hair?

Remy hair is gathered from the head of multiples donors in such a way as to keep the hair’s cuticles properly aligned in relation to its neighboring hairs.


Remy hair is not necessarily virgin hair, since it may be colored or permed. Its defining features are an intact cuticle and the manner in which it was harvested. Remy hair process meaning that the surface cuticles are dissolved, it still smooth, tangle-free hair. Virgin Remy hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped, like in most other non-remy hair extensions. Preserving the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates extensions that are completely natural in appearance Non-remy hair is the left over hair that in most cases is gathered from the floors of temples and salons then recycled to make a weft. The hair cuticles are facing various directions, which causes the hair to tangle and matte quite easily. This hair is often found in beauty supply stores and is less likely to be used for more than one install.